Drivers stranded on Interstate 10 in Kerr, Kimble counties after major accident during wintry weather

Traffic is moving slowly after I-10 remained ‘impassable’ overnight

The cold snap in Central and South Texas resulted in freezing rain overnight, leading to multiple crashes and stalled cars on Interstate 10 in Kerr and Kimble counties.
The cold snap in Central and South Texas resulted in freezing rain overnight, leading to multiple crashes and stalled cars on Interstate 10 in Kerr and Kimble counties.

The cold snap in Central and South Texas resulted in freezing rain overnight, leading to multiple crashes and stalled cars on Interstate 10 in Kerr and Kimble counties.

The Texas Department of Transportation said the highway is moving slowly as of 10:30 a.m. after it was “impassable” for much of Friday morning.

As of 10:30 a.m, TxDOT reported that the biggest issue was on US 83 between Junction and Mendard because of ice. Crews were responding with sand and salt.

TxDOT officials first tweeted about the wrecks on I-10 on Thursday night as many vehicles and big rigs had to remain parked on the road.

Some drivers and passengers were stranded in their cars for hours. One driver told KSAT on Friday morning that they had been stranded since 10 p.m. Thursday.

Ice and multiple crashes on Interstate 10 in Kerr County have stranded drivers and passengers for hours from Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, to Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (Courtesy, Joe Florence)

Kimble County officials told KSAT that none of the accidents resulted in fatalities.

Freezing mist and drizzle is occurring north of Highway 90 in San Antonio on Friday morning as a winter weather advisory was in effect.

TxDOT officials are warning drivers to stay off the roads if possible.

The weather will stay cold as we end the workweek with a high only in the 30s.

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